This weekend will find a bunch of folks dressing in tight shorts and shoulder pads, chasing an ovoid little object covered in pig skin while beer swilling crowds scream their approval. No, it’s not one of Darryn’s family home videos from the 80’s where his aunts chase him around, I’m talking about Superbowl!
One of the traditions for Superbowl is of course to use the prime time TV real estate to show new trailers for movies, but apparently zombies are a rather impatient sort (“BRAAAAAINS. NOW!), as the TV Superbowl spot for World War Z has shown up a few days early.
Based on Max Brooks’ best-selling novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,” the story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
This is going to be a true test for director Marc Forster as not too many people were all too happy with his previous effort, Quantum of Solace. But if you’re a book purist, chances are that you’re probably already not all too impressed with what you’re seeing here as Brooks’ documentary styled, touching human dram has essentially been turned into a – pardon the pun – brainless zombie movie. All that being said though, this still looks pretty thrilling to me, especially the visual of a zombie Katamari Damacy chasing folks down.
And yes, Damon Lindelof was one of the guys writing this, so no, we probably won’t discover what caused the zombie outbreak. I’m predicting/hoping for smoke monsters though.